Houbara Bustard

The Houbara Bustard is 60 cm long with an 140 cm wingspan. It is brown above and white below, with a black stripe down the sides of its neck. In flight, the long wings show large areas of black and brown on the flight feathers. It is slightly smaller and darker than Macqueen's Bustard. The sexes are similar, but the female is smaller and greyer above.

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The Houbara Bustard is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, is a large bird in the bustard family. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Taxonomy * 3 Distribution and habitat * 4 Behaviour * 4.1 Breeding * 4. More

The houbara bustard is a rare shy bird adapted to arid conditions with little vegetation and found in stony and sandy desert and semi-desert regions. More

The Houbara Bustard is 60 cm long with an 140 cm wingspan. It is brown above and white below, with a black stripe down the sides of its neck. In flight, the long wings show large areas of black and brown on the flight feathers. It is slightly smaller and darker than Macqueen's Bustard. The sexes are similar, but the female is smaller and greyer above. Taxonomy - The Asian former subspecies C. u. More

Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat * Biology * Threats & Conservation * Find out more * Glossary & References * All * More

* Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, subspecies undulata and fuertaventurae * Canarian Houbara, Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae * Macqueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii * Genus: Neotis * Ludwig's Bustard, Neotis ludwigii * Stanley Bustard, or Denham's Bustard, Neotis denhami More

Houbara bustard, the ultimate quarry of Arab falconers, is seriously threatened. Excessive hunting for falconry; heavy illegal trapping to supply birds for falcon training; and a disturbing increase in hunting pressure in Central Asia over the last few years are among factors responsible for the diminishing houbara numbers. More

The Houbara bustard belongs to the Otididae family that comprises 22 species. The species is the sole representative of the genus Chlamydotis, which is currently separated into three subspecies: the North African subspecies called C.u.undulata , the Canarian subspecies called C.u.fuertaventurae , and the Asiatic subspecies called C.u.macqueenii . The North African Houbara is a medium-sized bustard with the weight of adult birds varying from 1,000 and 1,400g for females and 1,500 and 2,400g for males. More

comprehensive picture of the houbara bustards' movements has become essential due to the continued decline in the houbara's numbers. This decline is believed to be as a result of destruction of their wintering and breeding habitat, over trapping and over hunting. Now, pioneering work by researchers from the Abu Dhabi based, National Avian Research Center (NARC), has begun to unravel the mystery of the this species' migration routes. More

The Houbara bustard is the largest bird in the Canaries and is threatened by habitat destruction and alteration in critical areas basically because of pressures from tourism The Canarian sub-species is endemic to flat semi-desert planes in La Graciosa, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where it feeds on seeds, and small animals such as lizrads and beetles. see Life Project for the conservation of Houbara in the Canaries (SEO). More

Houbara bustard in flight during display Houbara bustard in flight during displayPrint factsheet Facts - Synonyms: Chlamydotis macqueenii French: Houbara Ondulé, Outarde Houbara Spanish: Avutarda Hubara, Hubara Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Gruiformes More

PESHAWAR: The Houbara Bustard is facing increasing threat of extinction due to excessive hunting, poaching and encroachments on its habitat, experts said. This migratory bird arrives every year in Pakistan in November and December from Mongolia, Siberia and central Asian republics. According to a study, its population is rapidly declining in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, India, UAE and Middle East countries. More

Houbara bustard conservation; one of EAD’s top priorities UAE, Algeria cooperate to protect houbara bustard Project aims to release houbara back into wild in order to help increase population in wild. ALGIERS - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby the two countries agreed to cooperate in the field of houbara bustard breeding and conservation. More

Houbara BustardThe Houbara Bustards, Chlamydotis undulata, belong to the bustard family. Their range includes the Canary Islands and north Africa. The Asian former subspecies has now been split as a separate species, Macqueen's bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii. These are the only members of the Chlamydotis genus. The dividing line between the two species is the Sinai peninsula. The houbara bustard is largely resident in its range. This species breeds in deserts and other very arid sandy areas. More

HOUBARA BUSTARD CONSERVATION EXTREME SPORTS: BASE JUMPING HABTOOR ENGINEERING HABTOOR NEWS ABOUT US BACK ISSUES E-mail Us On my dawn walks in the desert during the winter months, I often encounter young Arabs crisscrossing the dunes and plains with their four-wheel drives, while they hang half out of their windows to More

Houbara bustard is purely migratory and seen in arid parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat during winter. Though never found in large concentrations, not so long ago, the bustards existed in sufficient numbers. It is intriguing to discover that bustards thrived in the last century where the metropolis of Bengalaru (formerly Bangalore) exists now. The Oriental Sports Magazine records a hunter bagging 961 birds in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. More

the houbara bustard, a migratory bird that flies to Pakistan from former Soviet territory. The bird had been hunted in the Middle East to the point of near-extinction by the nineteen-sixties, and by 1975 it was declared an endangered species in Pakistan. More

The Asiatic Houbara Bustard, is the traditional quarry of Arab falconers. However, wild populations are declining. The MoU, which spans a period of 5 years, was signed during the visit of UAE Minister of Economy H.E Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi accompanied by a high-level delegation. During the visit, avenues to further bolster UAE-Algeria relations were discussed. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Otididae
Genus : Chlamydotis
Species : undulata
Authority : (Jacquin, 1784)